Mediation is more than just the “practice of stillness,” it comes ancient traditional practices of yoga and self-reflection. The original word for mediation comes from a Sanskrit word, “Dhyana,” meaning an uninterrupted state of mental concentration upon a single object: higher contemplation.
Over the past decades, mediation across media/America has the lost the purpose and respect for this traditional and significant practice. Mediation is a self-practice that needs to no help or aid but comes for the desire within oneself to reflect among the uncomfortable issues that cause ones to own suffering.
In practice, Dhyana is a practice that an individual becomes self-absorbed into an object, not in terms of vanity, but instead focusing your mind on a person, object, or place so intensely that you merge your conscious as that object. It can seem like a complicated practice, but with an open mind, the practice of Dhyana illustrates how humans can again feel attached and one with the world that surrounds them.
For many, the idea of not belonging or not having a place in this world comes from the beliefs of feeling separate with the world. With meditation (Dhyana), the practice offers a way to feel whole again and reconnect with the world around us.
By stilling your mind in a comfortable place, silencing your mind and thoughts to focus on one thing wholeheartedly can steer you’re being into feeling connected to the world around you; thus releasing pain, suffering, and anxiety.
To experience life more peacefully and feel life as a flow rather than a tug o war, mediation can recenter your mind and conscious to recognize the connectivity of life and relieve tension that builds within our bodies when we begin to lose sight of how truly connected we are to each other and the rest of the world.
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